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Gabrielle Ferrales

Sociology 1152 Social Science Bldg 267 19th Ave S

Department Affiliations


  • Law and Society
  • Gender
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • International Criminal Law
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • Factorial Survey Methods for Empirical Analysis

Educational Background

  • Ph.D: Sociology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2009.
  • J.D.: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C, 1997.
  • B.A. High Honors: Sociology, University California, Berkeley, California, 1994.


Research Activities

  • Prof. Ferrales’ scholarship lies at the intersection of gender, crime and law. Her current research examines in three distinct case studies the legal treatment of gender-based violence in both domestic and international contexts including: a factorial survey quantitative analysis of the sentencing decisions of Iraqi judges; an examination of prosecutorial decision-making in a domestic violence unit of a state district attorney’s office; and studying rape victimization survey data and field interviews collected in the Darfur region of Sudan


  • Law & Society Association, Best Article Award, 2008

Courses Taught

  • Soc 1101 - Law, Crime, & Punishment In An Era of Mass Incarceration
  • Soc 1905 - Crime, Law, & Deviance
  • Soc 3102 - Introduction to Crim Behavior & Social Control
  • Soc 3201 - Criminal Behavior & Social Control
  • Soc 4101 - Sociology of Law
  • Soc 4101W - Sociology of Law
  • Soc 4101/4101H - Sociology of Law
  • Soc 8190 - Topics in LCD: Gender, Mass Violence, and Crime in International Law
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